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Bug 2812 - HTML 4.02 : iframe and wrap bug fix required
Summary: HTML 4.02 : iframe and wrap bug fix required
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Templates (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC other
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-07 17:43 UTC by VK
Modified: 2006-02-07 22:07 UTC (History)
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Description VK 2006-02-07 17:43:06 UTC
Dear Sirs,

It is urgently needed to fix two old bugs in HTML schemas:

1. IFRAME element needs to be added to HTML Strict. Currently even fully
conformant web-sites have to use HTML Loose or cheat on validator, because
IFRAME is an integral part of too many solutions. I guess the Transitional phase
is well passed :-), it's time for Strict. If the transition did not come to the
exact point you wanted, it is bad but nothing can be done.
<OBJECT> replacement did not work out because of too many security implications.

2. WRAP attribute for TEXTAREA has to be added to all schemas or at least to
HTML Strict. It was originally excluded by mistake as it was thought that CSS
can be used instead. It can not because this attribute defines *form submission
behavior* (with or without line breaks in the text) and cannot be replaced by
CSS rules.

Currently these two bugs are too evident and they putting in a difficult
position even the best of your followers among browser producers. To not look
ridicilous they are forced to skip on these errors in their own validators.

Please let know if HTML 4.02 Strict (with these two bugs fixed) can be expected
any soon.

Thank you in advance.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2006-02-07 22:07:46 UTC
What you are reporting here are not bugs in the validator, which only follows the DTDs for HTML as 
they are defined. 

If you wish to make suggestions for change to the HTML DTDs, please address your comments to the 
public mailing-list www-html: